Tongva Park is a newly built park in Downtown Santa Monica, close to the beach, the Santa Monica Pier, 3rd Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place. Named for the Tongva people who have lived in the Los Angeles area for thousands of years, the park provides lawns and walkways, picnic tables, fountains, playgounds and futuristic… Read More Santa Monica. The Tongva Park.
On my second day in Venice Beach I walked along the beach from the Venice Beach Pier towards Marina del Rey. At the end of the beach you’ll get to the Ballona Creek and the opening of the huge Marina of Del Rey. For my walk back to Venice I chose the walkway along the… Read More Marina del Rey / Venice Beach. A walk along the Ballona Lagoon.
These are a few shots I took while wandering around the Arts District one afternoon during my 5 days in LA. The photos show the northern part opf the district, mostly around Traction Avenue and East 3rd Street, where many murals -by famous street artists like JR, Tristan Eaton and Shepard Fairey- as well as… Read More Los Angeles. Downtown. Arts District.
I first read about this bookstore in a list of the 20 most beautiful bookstores in the world and so I had to see it when I was in LA. It’s located in the heart of Downtown, on the corner of 5th and Spring Street, in an old bank building. They mostly sell used books… Read More LA. Downtown. The Last Bookstore.
^^ The famous Jim Morrison mural “Morning Shot”on Speedway by Rip Cronk. ^^ ^^ “Freedumb” on Main Street by Jules Muck. ^^ ^^ Abraham Lincoln and a Rose on the corner of Rose Avenue and Lincoln Blvd. ^^ ^^ “Venice Kinesis” from 2010 by Rip Cronk ^^ ^^ A tribute to Marijuana activist and… Read More Venice Beach. Street Art. Part III.
I had read about this exhibit on several blogs when it first opened in January and I was happy to hear that it’ll be still on view in March when I was going to be in Los Angeles. The exhibit celebrates and showcases the journey of the iconic wrap dress and its designer Diane von Fuerstenberg.… Read More Los Angeles. LACMA. Diane von Furstenberg: Journey of a dress.
[these are my last pictures from venice beach. i can’t believe it’s been already been a year since i’ve been there. time flies by these days.] more venice beach love: here and here. also: street art, a walk along the canals, the art walls and the binoculars building.
the farmers market is a permanent food market in the fairfax district of los angeles. it first opened in 1934 when local farmers came to this place and parked their trucks on the field to sell their produce. today the market consists of more than 100 grocers, restaurants and souvenir shops. the farmers market is open seven days a week and… Read More los angeles. farmers market.
the hollywood & vine subway station is located right under the famous intersection of hollywood boulevard and vine street (hence the name) and is therefor close to the walk of fame, the capitol records building and many film theaters. the design of the station resembles the interior of an old film theater with cameras standing around and film spools covering the ceiling.… Read More los angeles. hollywood and vine. art underground.